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Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society

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Economic, technological, and sociopolitical changes have been transforming the cultures of advanced industrial societies in profoundly important ways during the past few decades. This ambitious work examines changes in religious beliefs, in motives for work, in the issues that give rise to political conflict, in the importance people attach to having children and families, ...more
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Published December 21st 1989 by Princeton University Press (first published December 1st 1989)
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The book begins with Inglehart saying (Page 3): "The people of different societies are characterized by enduring differences in basic attitudes, values, and skills: In other words, they have different cultures." In this book, the author explores some of the dimensions of culture and considers how these affect political views and society-as-a-whole.

The methodology is a comparative survey research approach, considering the political values in a variety of states throughout the world. One key value
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Ronald F. Inglehart (born September 5, 1934) is a political scientist at the University of Michigan. He is director of the World Values Survey, a global network of social scientists who have carried out representative national surveys of the publics of over 80 societies on all six inhabited continents, containing 90 percent of the world's population. The first wave of surveys for this project was ...more
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